Res Vestib Sci.  2013 Sep;12(3):73-78.

Diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Chonbuk National University College of Medicine; and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea. ohsun@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a clinical syndrome characterized by brief recurrent episodes of vertigo triggered by changes in head position with respect to gravity. BPPV is the most common cause of recurrent vertigo, with a lifetime prevalence of 2.4%. In this review article, the diagnosis of BPPV involving the posterior, horizontal and anterior semicircular canal are described.

Keyword

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; Vertigo; Nystagmus; Diagnosis
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